SEATTLE – Kia Motors America says it will have a hybrid offering in the U.S. before decade's end, but isn't certain when a U.S. manufacturing plant will be up and running. Regarding Kia's first hybrid for the market, “There is one in development,” Randy Maurstad, Kia product planning director for the U.S., tells Ward's. “It's in the testing (phase) right now.” Maurstad says he has few details, such as whether the future hybrid will favor fuel economy or performance, because its ...

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